Solana Beach, CA (City Center)




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About Solana Beach, CA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Solana Beach is $1,266,428, which is more expensive than 89.6% of the neighborhoods in California and 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Solana Beach City Center is currently $2,370, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 78.4% of the neighborhoods in California.

Solana Beach City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Solana Beach, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the City Center of Solana Beach, CA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Solana Beach City Center has a 16.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 77.2% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (13.4%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Solana Beach City Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Solana Beach City Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.6% of residents in the Solana Beach City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 97.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, in the Solana Beach City Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 11.8% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the City Center neighborhood in Solana Beach is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in CA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.8% of the neighborhoods in California. If you are considering retiring to California, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Solana Beach are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 85.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Solana Beach City Center neighborhood, 50.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 38.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.8%), and 3.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the City Center neighborhood in Solana Beach, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (36.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.7%), among others. In addition, 22.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Solana Beach City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (29.2%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Solana Beach City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (71.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.5%) and 7.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Solana Beach 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Earl Warren Middle
155 Stevens St.
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
07-08
Oak Crest Middle
675 Balour Dr.
Encinitas, CA, 92024
07-08
North Coast Alternative High
684 Requeza
Encinitas, CA, 92024
07-12
Sunset High (Continuation)
684 Requeza St.
Encinitas, CA, 92024
09-12
Torrey Pines High
3710 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92130
09-12
La Costa Canyon High
1 Maverick Way
Encinitas, CA, 92009
09-12
Diegueno Middle
2150 Village Park Way
Encinitas, CA, 92024
07-08
Carmel Valley Middle
3800 Mykonos Ln.
San Diego, CA, 92130
07-08
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92130
09-12
San Dieguito High Academy
800 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA, 92024
09-12

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SOLANA BEACH ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Solana Ranch Elementary
13605 Pac. Highlands Ranch Pkw
San Diego, CA, 92130
KG-06
Solana Santa Fe Elementary
6570 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067
KG-06
Solana Vista Elementary
780 Santa Victoria Ave.
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
KG-03
Solana Highlands Elementary
3520 Long Run Dr.
San Diego, CA, 92130
KG-03
Solana Pacific Elementary
3901 Townsgate Dr.
San Diego, CA, 92130
04-06
Carmel Creek Elementary
4210 Carmel Center Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92130
KG-03
Skyline Elementary
606 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
KG-06

School District Enrollment By Group

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